Butter Up the Barbie: Hot Trends in Grilling

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and that means two things: the beginning of summer and the kick-off to grilling season.  Below are some of the hot new grilling trends we’re reading about.

  • The majority of Americans may be grilling on gas but charcoal is making a comeback
  • Green Eggs and Ham…but hold the ham. The Big Green Egg, known as a kamado style cooker, and others in its class are increasing in popularity due to their versatility
  • Rub-a-dub-dub — rubs, sauces and other grilling condiments are growing in use as outdoor cooking enthusiasts experiment with flavor
  • Meatless Mondays has taken to the grill and more consumers are grilling vegetables and other non-meat delights
  • The infographic below highlights some retail grilling trends captured by Supermarket News

Supermarket News Grilling Infographic

For more information on grilling trends, check out this great resource: Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association’s 2012 State of the Barbecue Industry Report

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